The X Games and Special Olympics Athletes have been announced for the Special Olympics Unified Snowboarding Event during X Games Aspen 2018 happening later this month.
For the fourth consecutive year, teams will be comprised of one professional action sports athlete, including X Games and Olympic medalists, and one Special Olympics action sports athlete for a total of eight, two-person teams. Each of the team members will take one run on each of the two competition courses, with the professional athletes racing against one another and the Special Olympics athletes racing one another. The combined best times of each team will determine the results.
The all-star lineup includes Special Olympics athletes Henry Meece, Daina Shilts, Zachary Elder, Craig Muhlbock, Denisa Trmalova, Cody Field, Christopher Perdue and Anthony Davis. They will be respectively paired with Chris Klug, Hannah Teter, Danny Davis, Scotty James, Silje Norendal, Jamie Anderson, Mike Schultz, and Jack Mitrani.
Make sure to follow all of our coverage from X Games Aspen here and catch the Special Olympics Unified Snowboarding Event on Thursday, January 25 @ 2:15PM MT. The event will be streamed live on the XGames.com, with highlights incorporated into the X Games Aspen coverage on ESPN and ABC throughout the weekend.